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How to Make Your Old Clothes New Again

Everyone of us has favorite clothes. Some of them are either very comfortable, or very stylish, that you cannot find a place where to buy them from. Some of your other favorite clothes has brought you luck or love and they feel sentimental to you. But the more you wear and wash these clothes, the more the fabric is worn out, until they are not torn out and you cannot wear them any more. And yet, do not be in a hurry to throw them away. If you like them so much, you can fix them and make them wearable again. Here are some tips that will inspire you to fix your clothes and even have a new look with a small amount of money.

#1 Cut your jeans

If you are tired of your jeans, or if they have a hole in the lower part of it, just cut them and make a pair of shorts out of them. You will still have a pair of jeans that fit your perfectly, suitable for the summer. And if you cannot find a pair of jean short that can suit you, you know what to do already with your old pair of jeans.

#2 Instead of using the washing machine, use the freezer

There is a little trick that will help you prolong the life of your clothes, especially your jeans. Jeans are some of the clothes that people do not wash every time they wear them, because they do not look dirty, especially if they are in a darker color. But if you wear them often they will get a little smelly.

What you can do, instead of putting them in the washing machine where the fabric will get weaker, is to put them in the freezer. The low temperature will kill all the smell causing bacteria and will make your jeans smell good again. You only need to make sure you put the jeans in a plastic bag, that will prevent the freezer smell from getting absorbed by the jeans.

#3 Bring back the faded color of your clothes

This often happens with dark clothes. The more you wear them and wash them, the more the color will fade. But if you like them and want to continue wearing them, why to throw them away when you can just bring back the old rich color. You just need to buy liquid dye for clothes and follow the instructions. The dye is not expensive and you do not need to use all of the bottle for one piece of clothing. You will need to dissolve the clothes in hot water and leave them there for one hour. You also need to make sure that you have some kind of tool which to use for moving them in the water. This way the dye will be able to reach all parts of the fabric.

When the time is up, get you clothes out of the water and rinse them well. Make sure that you wear a pair of gloves, because the dye is strong enough to color your hands. It will be harder to removing the dye later. When the clothes are rinsed so well that there is no more dyed water when you squeeze them, put them in the washing machine. Wash them with warm water and you are done. When you take out the clothes, they will have that fresh new color again.

#4 Change your t-shirts into tank tops

Probably all of us have some t-shirt in our closet that we are never about to wear again. So, instead of leaving it there just to take some of your space, make it wearable again. Cut the sleeves so that you make the t-shirt a tank top. You also need to cut the neckline, so instead of having a round one, make it a v-shape one

both in the front and the back.

So, the t-shirt starts to look like a new tank top. You can only need to deal with the cuts you have made. It does not necessarily mean that you have a sewing machine. You may add some decorations on these parts of the top with the cuts. You may add some buttons, like the white one that look like pearls.

Or you can add some other accessories. You may, for example, sew some necklace close in color to the top to cover the cut. It is not very hard to do it, and you will definitely make it interesting, new and, of course, unique.

If you do not have a lot of experience with sewing, you may ask somebody for help, or practice a couple of times before you try it on on your favorite t-shirt. But the results will definitely be great.